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Achievement First Boards of Directors

A talented and experienced group of professionals comprise Achievement First’s Network Support Board of Directors and the school-facing boards in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Brooklyn and Rhode Island. Our boards’ strong expertise in multiple fields—education, community development, business, law, youth programming and finance—allow them to provide strong governance and oversight of our schools.

Achievement First Network Support Board
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board
Achievement First Brooklyn Board
Achievement First Hartford Academy Board
Achievement First Rhode Island Board
Amistad Academy Board
Elm City College Preparatory Board

 

Achievement First Network Support Board

  • Officers

    • Andrew Boas, Chair
      General Partner, Carl Marks Management Co., LP
      Westport, CT
    • Tony Davis, Treasurer
      Founder and Managing Partner, Inherent Group, LLC
      New York, NY
  • Directors

    • K. Percy Ballah
      Pastor, Impact Center PVD
      Providence, RI
    • Greg Belinfanti
      Senior Managing Director, One Equity Partners
      Brooklyn, NY
    • William Buck
      Treasurer, The Peter & Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
      New York, NY
    • John Motley
      Founder and CEO, Motley Consulting
      New Haven, CT
    • Valerie Rockefeller
      Chair, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
      New York, NY
    • Griselda Rodriguez-Solomon
      Professor, City University of New York (CUNY)
      Brooklyn, NY
    • Ariela Rozman
      Chief Operating Officer, Reconstruction
      Brooklyn, NY

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Dick Kalt, Chair
    • Michael Strambler, Vice Chair
    • Rajeev Lakra, Treasurer
    • Marlene Macauda, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Kimberly Bruce
    • Ruben Felipe
    • Debra Hertz
    • Ebrima Jobe
    • Dewey Loselle
    • Shalia Garnett
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Achievement First Brooklyn Board

  • Officers

      • Romy Coquillette, Chair
      • Alison Richardson, Vice Chair
      • Jonathan Atkeson, Treasurer
      • Andy Hubbard, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Theresa Hayes
    • Judith Jenkins
    • Christopher Lynch
    • William Robalino
    • Amy Arthur Samuels
    • Warren Young
    • Kevin Miquelon
    • Rhonda Barros
    • Desiree Dalton
    • Tamika Bradley
    • Anup Menon
    • Akeem Frett
    • Josh Vidro
  • Committee Meetings

    • Real Estate Committee meets on Zoom / see schedule here
    • Finance Committee meets on Zoom / see schedule here
      • Joint Finance & Facilities Meeting, Wednesday, May 11 at 2:30 pm / Zoom meeting
        agenda | No quorum – public meeting cancelled
      • Thursday, May 12 at 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting
        agenda | minutes| recording
    • Academic Committee meets on Zoom / see schedule here
      • Thursday, September 2nd at 10:00 am
        agenda | minutes| recording
      • Thursday, November 4th at 9:00 am
        agenda | this meeting did not have quorum
      • Monday, February 28th at 11:00 am / Zoom meeting
      • agenda | no board action taken during this meeting
      • Tuesday, March 8th at 2:30 pm
        agenda | this meeting did not have quorum
      • Monday, March 14th at 10:00 am / Zoom meeting
      • agenda| no board action taken during this meeting
      • Monday, March 21st at 9:30 am / Zoom meeting
      • agenda | no board action during this meeting
      • Wednesday, May 4 at 10:00 am / Zoom meeting
        agenda | No quorum – public meeting cancelled
    • Executive Committee meets on Zoom
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Achievement First Hartford Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Patsy Mundy, Chair
    • Erwin Hurst, Sr., Vice Chair
    • Bildade Augustin, Treasurer
    • Ja Hannah, Secretary
  • Directors

    • David Dee
    • Lisa Tanen-LaFontaine
    • Alice Turner
    • Celina Whitmore
    • Jessica Glover
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Achievement First Rhode Island Board

  • Officers

    • Mayor Jorge Elorza, Chair
    • Maryellen Butke, Vice Chair
    • James Wiley, Treasurer
  • Directors

    • John Igliozzi
    • Mayor Charles Lombardi
    • Macky McCleary
  • Committee Meetings

  • Finance Committee meets on Zoom / see schedule here

    • AF Rhode Island Treasurer Call
    • Monday, May 16, 2022, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting
    • agenda | minutes | recording
  • Budget

    • Download the 2019-20 budget here.
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Amistad Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Carolyn Greenspan, Chair
    • Patricia B. Sweet, Treasurer
    • Lorraine Gibbons, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Jane Levin
    • Jennifer Alexander
    • Ethan Tyminski
    • Tyra Smallwood
    • Shannelle Whyte
    • Yashira Agosto
    • Gayatri Mehra
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Note: Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting

Elm City College Preparatory Board

  • Officers

    • Dick Ferguson, Chair
    • Julia Halberstam, Vice Chair
    • Laura Saverin, Treasurer
    • Stephanie Ma, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Patric Gregory
    • Prish Pierce
    • LaVonta Bryant
    • Katie Hagen
    • Nicola Fleischer
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Note: Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.